Local Dining

Local Dining

In Grand Marais

Angry Trout Cafe

218-387-1265 ~ On the Harbor
Dine right on the harbor. The Trout is famous for fresh, fresh, fresh ingredients including locally produced foods. We like watching for the otter while we lunch on the wild rice salad, fish soup and fresh pasta. Open lunch and dinner, seasonally.

Dining in Grand Marais

Blue Water Cafe

218-387-1597 ~ Downtown
Grand Marais’ diner. Two short blocks from the East Bay Suites and you’re at the Blue Water. Slide into a booth for stack of ‘cakes and hot coffee, hot ham and cheese with fries and a Coke, and the broasted chicken – all our favorites. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Crooked Spoon

218-387-2779 ~ Downtown
Fresh food with a flair. Quality ingredients cooked with their own twist bring us back for the kobe beef burger, mac and cheese with a truffle crust, seared scallops with blood orange beurre blanc and to hear about the daily specials. Just one block from East Bay Suites, the Crooked Spoon has a great wine and beer selection. Open lunch and dinner.

Dockside Fish Market

218-387-2906 ~ Highway 61
Best fish ‘n’ chips in town! This is the local commercial fisherman’s shop. They catch the herring and lake trout and smoke all the fish they sell [samples available!]. They round out their offerings with seafood, a nice selection of cheese and accoutrements. From the deli, we like the herring fish ‘n’ chips, and any of the chowders. They’ve got something for the non-fish lovers, too.?Open lunch and dinner, seasonally.

Gun Flint Tavern

218-387-1563 ~ Downtown
Downtown tavern & live music. Tasty, well-rounded eclectic menu plus a dozen micro-brews on tap, a full bar and a seasonal upstairs deck bar overlooking the harbor. The soups are always tasty and we’re rather fond of the Reuben and the Hummus plate, but the Tamales and Bangers and Mash are good, too! Check the wall for daily specials and listing of the live entertainment provided weekends throughout the year plus special occasions and open mic nights.?Open lunch and dinner.

My Sister’s Place

218-387-1915 ~ Highway 61
Our burger & pizza joint. Over twenty different ways to have a burger, plus a selection of hot dogs, sandwiches, appetizers and thin-crust wood-fired pizza and calzones. Some of us like the Goober Burger [mayo and peanut butter] and some of us like the Juicy Lucy [cheese inside] and we all like the House Special pizza with a glass of red wine or draft beer. Everyone gets a sucker if they clean their plate. Open lunch and dinner.

Sven & Ole’s

218-387-1713 ~ Highway 61
Renowned pizza place. A short block from the East Bay Suites and the anchor of Grand Marais restaurants. These guys started out selling their mom’s brownies to make money for college and have been feeding visitors and locals ever since. They’ve got pizzas, subs, salads, unbaked pizzas to take out, they offer delivery, appetizers, real ice cream treats and a full bar at the Pickle Herring Club. We’re especially fond of the Uf-Dah ‘Za [wild rice & Canadian bacon] and the Meat ‘Za. Open lunch and dinner.

Near Grand Marais

Moguls Grille & Tap Room

218-663-3020 ~ At Caribou Highlands Lodge on the Ski Hill Rd in Lutsen
Our favorite! Classic American dishes with a North Shore twist set in a contemporary casual lodge setting. Mountainside vistas and an attached tap room create a comfortable dining environment for couples, families and groups alike. We recommend the breakfast, especially before a day of skiing [Moguls is ski-in, ski-out!], the walleye cakes and the cherry-fired prime rib. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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The Pie Place

218-387-1513 ~ Downtown Grand Marais
Pies, pies and more pies. Homemade meals served in the house up on Highway 61 a mile-and-a-half west of East Bay Suites. While we like the French Toast, the soups, the daily specials, it’s really the divine selection of pies that brings us back. Pick your favorite – we’re leaning toward the Peach Blackberry ala mode. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

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